Pratt Institute, New York, 2010

Le Corbusier - Miracle Boxes will highlight the work of Swiss-French architect, designer, urbanist, writer, and painter, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (known as Le Corbusier), widely considered the most influential architect of the 20th Century. He is admired not just as an architect and artist, but also as a thinker, agitator, and revolutionary who significantly changed the human condition in modern society. Many of his ideas for reinventing modern living are echoed in current architectural and design thinking.
Named for Le Corbusier’s concept of the boîte à miracles, a container that can be filled with “everything you dream of,” the exhibition will focus on the renowned architect’s unique multi-disciplinary approach as demonstrated in his architecture, books, and art. The first New York City exhibition dedicated entirely to Le Corbusier’s work, Le Corbusier - Miracle Boxes brings together a wealth of his architectural plans, models, analytical diagrams, as well as images, videos, and books in a three-part exhibition.

Commission 2010
Program: exhibition, mural, models, office building, t-shirts, posters, invites
Area: gallery 500m2, library 1000m2, miracle box 5m2, drawings 750m2, 100 books
Client: Pratt Institute, NY
Foto: Ivan Shumkov, Randy Duchane
Architect and Curator: Ivan Shumkov
Collaborators: Raul Bussot, Michael Dolatowski, Katherine Kania, Andy Chavez, Ashira Israel, Adriana Epelboim, Renzo Vitale, Dorien Knegt, architects, Pratt Staff and Students